Undergraduate | CUR-BLW20 | 2024
Practical Consumer and Competition Law
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Spot the signs of misleading advertising material, sales techniques and consumer guarantees. Address the legal consequences for businesses that engage in these practices. Unpack the protections offered by Australian competition and consumer law.
Practical Consumer and Competition Law
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- explain and analyse legal principles relating to practical aspects of consumer and competition law GC1
- construct business directed written or digital communication related to the various aspects of consumer and competition law
- identify and analyse, global, socio-cultural, technological or ethical issues relating to consumer & competition law
- apply legal reasoning and problem solving methods to identify, analyse and resolve problems relating to consumer and competition law
- apply appropriate techniques to select, evaluate and use information from primary and secondary sources to make informed judgements about legal issues relating to consumer and competition law
- Definitions and key concepts
- Misleading and deceptive conduct
- Specific false or misleading representations, issues about pricing
- Specific unfair sales techniques
- Consumer guarantees
- Unsolicited consumer agreements and unconscionable conduct
- Unfair contract terms regime
- Introduction to competition law and misuse of market power
- Suppliers - exclusive dealing and resale price maintenance
- Competitors - cartels and other anti-competitive behaviour
This subject provides the students with a business focused exploration of laws that impact on customers and competitors. The legal risks arising from the Australian Competition and Consumer Law, on business actions and strategies including misleading or deceptive conduct, unfair sales techniques, pricing strategies, consumer guarantees, selling strategies and collusion are analysed in the context of the legal impact on a business, its directors, management and staff.
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- Online Quiz (30%)
- Written Assignment (30%)
- Practical commercial law report (40%)
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You will need a high level of proficiency in the English language, both written and spoken.
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